What's new @ HWM?
Sustainable labs guide for researchers
Over the past year, the Sustainable Labs Working Group (SLWG) has consulted with various stakeholders – students, staff, and faculty – to identify best practices on our campuses and those of our peers, and synthesized them into a summary guide to sustainable lab practices. The McGill Sustainable Labs Guide explains and expands on the six sustainability items that have been added to the Laboratory Safety Inspection Work Form. While these items will not affect inspection scores, they will allow the University to collect baseline data on existing practices and identify opportunities for improvement. You can find it HERE!
Reminder: keep your chemical inventory up to date!
It is now mandatory to use myLab to keep track of your laboratory chemical inventory. Don't forget to remove items from your inventory when you submit a request for chemical waste disposal!
Waste disposal at McGill
The HWM has disposal guidelines, and handles various types of wastes for internal and external clients:
How to package and label your chemical waste and have it ready for collection by the HWM.
Safe disposal of biomedical waste requires proper packaging and care.
If you produce bulk waste in solid or liquid form, find out more on how to package it properly for disposal.
If you have waste products that need to be collected, first prepare your inventory to pick up and submit it to us. We will get in touch with you to schedule an appointment. If your building has a waste room, see also our regular pickup schedule across both campuses (your inventory list will still be required).
We handle recyclable hazardous materials and other items that cannot be accepted via the university's recycling program, such as batteries, appliances, and various metals.